Date Posted: 9/9/2020

Job Description

KING 5, the first television station in the Pacific Northwest with a legacy of serving the community, has an immediate opening for a Meteorologist to join our team of weather scientists. We are looking for a Met who can deliver forecasts for our outdoors-loving audience of boaters, anglers, hikers, skiers and gardeners. How do you give people a reason to watch you instead of looking up the weather on their phones?

This position will handle every aspect of meteorology, including forecasting, preparing graphics, posting digital forecasts and reporting in the field. We also want to know how you would include climate science in weathercasts.

Candidates should have a video resume reel as well as examples of social media posts that showcase weather and appropriate personality.

​This position is an individual contributor that reports to the News Director, is a full time, salaried exempt and union.


  • Prepare and present accurate weather forecasts for a variety of time periods and dayparts
  • Interact live with fans and the audience on multiple platforms, especially during severe weather
  • Develop story sources to bring unique and community-based pitches to editorial discussions
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Perform other tasks as required by Supervisor or Executive Producer

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology or climate science preferred
  • AMS seal preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years on-air experience is required
  • Exceptional online and social media skills
  • Ability to work various shifts including early mornings, evenings and weekends



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Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.